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What Actually is Shared Hosting
As its name denotes, shared hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are different varieties and kinds of web hosting, depending on the purpose and on the usage. Yet, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is connected to the Web and has its very own IP address, which enables people to get access to it via the Web. The web hosting server's architecture and its resources are determined by the type of hosting solution it will be used for.
What are the different types of web hosting?
Based on the objective, the business hosting service may be:
File Storage Hosting - this type of hosting allows the clients to save their files on a particular web server. With the ordinary file storage web hosting service, the files that are saved may only be accessed by the individual that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution normally applies to backups of PCs , documents, personal files and even other hosting servers. This service may also involve certain limits in relation to the disk storage space and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that depends on the given web hosting service provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is quite similar to the previous web hosting service type. Even so, unlike the file hosting service, the warez hosting solution is utilized for distributing proprietary work without being green-lighted by the copyright owner. To cut a long story short - it refers to the illegitimate circulation of files and docs. There are multiple approaches for this to be achieved, but the two principal approaches are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first way entails either a specific website, or, most often, simply a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download licensed files free of charge. The second method entails a peer-to-peer connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, via which users share files between each other. There are a few website hosting distributors that allow that type of web hosting on their web hosting servers, mostly due to all the judicial complications that it entails. Generally such sites are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Electronic Mail Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared website hosting and dedicated servers, based on the client's wish. If you desire to establish your own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a VPS or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the access level required to perform such an assignment. For standard email hosting ends, however, you can create a plain shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a solution that's very used, because the website hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, usually owned by different web hosts.
Shared Hosting - the most popular and commonly utilized hosting service as of now. It's used for hosting site files, whose sort depends on the OS the web server is running - Linux or Windows. Different types of files require concrete web hosting server OSs, or else they won't be displayed appropriately on the Internet. This kind of hosting may involve server storage and bandwidth quota limitations, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.
Based on the aims and on the usage, the user should choose the kind of web hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the hosting supplier that's going to furnish it. There are different types of servers, depending on the specifications and the website hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server provides a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and medium sized sites, which do not demand huge quantities of disk storage and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Still, there are much less customers accommodated on the same server. Therefore, each of them will have a bigger share of the web server's resources like RAM, disk storage space, bandwidth and CPU. Perfect for hosting bulky online portals that do not need full server root access.
VPS hosting are perfect for medium scale web sites, which do require root access to the hosting server's configuration files. Traditionally, there are a handful of Virtual Private Server hosting accounts located on the same physical server. Nevertheless, each of them is isolated from the rest and has its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated web server set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a big amount of resources. It also offers server root access, which renders it an ideal environment for any type of web page that necessitates a web hosting service.
The only question that remains is:
Which website hosting corporation should I select?
As already mentioned, there are just a few providers providing warez hosting solutions due to legal complications. Such hosting providers are being shut down virtually every month. Therefore, if you wish to provide such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared website hosting solution is the most famous type of hosting service. Because of that, every website hosting company offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as Virtual Private Servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small sized web hosting providers do not have the resources needed for maintaining those services. You can effortlessly identify such hosts by the types of solutions that they are making available and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For example, some web hosting companies allow you to commence with a small scale hosting plan and subsequently upgrade to a more powerful one, if you deem it obligatory to do so. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to migrate web pages between servers and there is no possibility of experiencing downtime because of all the complications that may occur.
We, at Su Host provide all types of services and have the necessary server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not suffer any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.